Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of Rs. 50 crore on the Delhi Government for failing to take action against the polluting stainless steel pickling units in residential areas across Delhi.
They directed the government to shut down these industrial units immediately and also rebuked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for not filing an affidavit stating how these industries had received water and electricity connections and was asked to file an explanation.
The court was hearing a plea by the All-India Lokadhikar Sangathan, a non-government organization, seeking the execution of NGT’s previous order on polluting steel pickling industries running in residential areas.
A Plea was filed in 2013, after which the NGT issued several orders asking the DPCC to conduct inspections and take action against them.